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Michael Dickel's third book of poetry collects poems he wrote during the Israel-Hamas conflict of summer, 2014. The poems evoke a resistance to the violence all around, and make acute observations of its effects on family and daily life—from the provocations before, through the disruptions of rockets falling on Jerusalem and devastating loss of human life during attacks on ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2015 by Is a Rose Press
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Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing

It could be argued that there are as many different styles of poetry as there are people who write it. So when I received my copy of Dickel's latest collection, I had an open mind. I was aware of his reputation and had read the odd poem published elsewhere, but I had no idea what to expect.

This is an economically sized paperback, or so-called chapbook, that would fit into a small bag or generous sized pocket. I suspect the well of inspiration and pool of material from which this collection was
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Michael Dickel , a poet, fiction writer, and photographer, has taught at various colleges and universities in Israel and the U.S. He co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). He was managing editor for arc-23 and 24. Is a Rose Press released his most recent book (flash fiction), The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden in 2016.

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